The Council considered the report of the Chief Executive concerning the allocation of seats on Committees to Political Groups, as required by Council Procedure Rule No. 17.6, following the recent by-elections for Boughton and Bridge Wards.
Section 15 of the Local Government and Housing Act 1989 required the Council to consider the political composition of the Council. This Act, together with the Local Government (Committees and Political Groups) Regulations 1990, required the Council to allocate seats on committees on a proportional basis in accordance with the number of seats held on the Council by each political group. The political composition and allocation of seats was effectively deferred at the Annual Meeting held on 4 May 2021 given the vacancies on the Council at that time. The proposed allocation of seats was set out in Appendix A to the report.
AGREED (unanimously) that the allocation of seats to Political Groups (as set out in Appendix A to these minutes) be approved.